• Katja Mater
  • 1979, Hoorn, The Netherlands
  • Education
    2003 – 2005, De Ateliers, Amsterdam, NL
    1998 – 2003, Gerrit Rietveld Academie (Free Media), Amsterdam, NL
    Selected Solo Exhibitions
    2018, Hmmmmm, Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam, NL
    2017, AMATEUR (duo with Marianne Vierø), Helper, New York, USA
    2015, You will just have to take my word for it, Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam, NL
    2015, 2015 Tiled, some times in the office of ltd los angeles, Los Angeles, US
    2014 – 2015, Fields on a Line, Kiosk, Gent, BE
    2014, Light Fiction, Halfhouse, Barcelona, SP
    2014, Two Eyes On The Wall, http://buenostiemposinternational.com
    2014, Folded Variations, Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam, NL
    2013, What we see and what we know, Marres, Maastricht, NL
    2013, 2013 Interior A-J, Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam, NL
    2012, Site Specific Density Drawing 18/12/12 Arnhem, Probe Project Space, Eindhoven, NL
    2012, 2012 Conversion of Time, Fotogalleriet, Oslo, NO
    2010, Time Passing Objects, O’ Residenze, Milano, IT
    2010, 2010 Density Drawings, Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam, NL
    2009, Constructions of Colour, Heden, Den Haag, NL
    2008, Cumulus in the Artis ZOO Library, Amsterdam, NL
    2008, Principle Matter, V&A, New York, US
    2008, Aspect, Kunsteyssen Centrum for Modern Art, Alkmaar, NL
    2006, Contrasts of light – XXII International Festival Sarajevo, Sarajevo, BA
    Selected Group Exhibitions
    2019, Let's Try Listening Again: 13th A.I.R. Biennial, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, USA
    2019, The Gulf Between, De Warande, Turnhout, BE
    2018, Five Volumes, curated by Paul Kuimet, Narva Art Residency, Narva EE
    2018, Signing the Universe, Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam
    2017, Nieuwe Aanwinsten Collectie, Centraal Museum, Utrecht NL
    2017, Bye Bye de Stijl, Centraal Museum, Utrecht NL
    2017, Revoluton in red, yellow and blue, Marta Herford, Herford DE
    2017, De Kleuren van De Stijl, Kunsthal de KaDe, Amersfoort NL
    2017, Nieuwe Streken, Museum Hilversum, Hilversum, NL
    2016, Civilized Woman, UM Gallery, Prague CZ
    2016, 40 Years of Compulsive Hoarding, Kasterlee, BE
    2015 – 2016, From a Painter’s Perspective II, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL
    2015, Walking on the Wald Side, Stadtgalerie, Bern, CH
    2015, The Corner Show, Extra City, Antwerp, BE
    2015, Raum, Rhythmus, Imagination, Acud Macht Neu, Berlin, DE
    2015, Let Us Meet Inside You, Garage, Rotterdam, NL
    2015, At First You Don’t Succeed, CCS Art Gallery, Santa Barbara, US
    2014, Dark Matter, Stephane Simoens, Knokke, BE
    2014, 2015-2014 Dark Matter, Stephane Simoens, Knokke, BE
    2014, Tasten in het duister, The Zeeuws Museum, Middelburg, NL
    2014, Reflected – works from collection, FOAM, Amsterdam, NL
    2014, It aint whatcha write, it’s the way atcha write it, Manifesta Foundation, Amsterdam, NL
    2014, Beating around the bush Episode #2, The Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, NL
    2014, I Made This In The Studio With A Spoon, Barbara Seiler, Zurich, CH
    2014, Contemporary Dutch Photography, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, CN
    2014, Grain Wood Flax Turf, Time To Meet, Voorkamer, Lier, BE
    2013, TRACES – sporen van werkelijkheid, Stedelijk Museum ’s-Hertogenbosch, s-Hertogenbosch, NL
    2013, De Herontdekking van de Wereld, Huis Marseille Museum for Photography, Amsterdam, NL
    2013, Still / Life – Contemporary Dutch Photography, MAMM, Moscow, RU
    2013, Mater, Deraedt en Fliervoet at A.VE.NU.DE.JET.TE INSTITUT DE CARTON vzw, Brussels, BE
    2012, Resonance and Repetition, EFA, New York, US
    2012, A Matter Of Time, REWIRE Festival, The Hague, NL
    2012, Autumn of Modernism, Temporary Gallery, Koln, DE (curated by Lorenzo Benedetti)
    2012, A man is walking down the street. At a certain moment, he tries to recall something, but the recollection escapes him. Automatically, he slows down, Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon, PT
    2012, Tanja Bonakdar Gallery, New York, US
    2012, Un Paisaje Holandés / A Dutch Landscape, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, SP
    2012, Autumn of Modernism, De Vleeshal, Middelburg, NL
    2012, Evidence of Houdini’s Return at AMOA-Arthouse, Austin Texas, US
    2012, Silverstein Annual, Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York, US
    2011, Les Marques Aveugles, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Genève, CH
    2011, Tangible Time, Nest, Den Hague, NL (curated by Katya García-Antón and Emilie Bujès)
    2011, Come le lucciole (As the fireflies), Galleria Nicoletta Rusconi, Milano, IT
    2011, Still/Life, Contemporary Dutch Photography, Foam, Amsterdam, NL
    2011, Walden Affairs, The Hague, NL
    2011, Falten, Searching for White, Rise above Reason, Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam, NL
    2011, Digital? Analogue!, Huis Marseille Amsterdam, NL
    2010, Meer, Voorkamer, Lier, BE
    2010, Both Ends Burning, Gallery Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam, NL
    2010, Point of Departure, Fotografiska, Stockholm, SE
    2010, Common Ground, Nieuwe Dakota, Amsterdam, NL
    2010, 50 Artists Photograph The Future, Higher Pictures, New York, US
    2010, Time (Lapse), Krowswork Gallery, Oakland, US
    2010, Quickscan NL#01, Photography Now, Dutch Photomuseum, Rotterdam, NL
    2009, Photography in Reverse, Foam_Photography museum Amsterdam, NL
    2009, About Now, Perla-Monde, Zurich, CH
    2009, Flux-S Festival, Eindhoven, NL
    2009, La Maison des Poupées, Histories Museum, Arnhem, NL
    2009, Juntos acordaron adelantar el oscurecer, Fundacion Sa Nostra, Palma de Mallorca, SP
    2009, VERNISSAGE #2 logement 11, Antwerpen, BE
    2008, Décadrage, Musée des Beaux Arts de Caen, Caen, FR
    2008, Het Proces, ACF, Amsterdam, NL
    2008, Mondriaan Downloads, Biagiotti Progetto Arte, Florence, IT
    2008, The Allegory of the Mountain, Mahan Gallery, Columbus, US
    2008, Graphic Interchange Format, Bond Street Gallery, Brooklyn, US
    2008, Essentially Absent, Nest, Den Haag, NL
    2008, Renaissance at Salvatore Ferragamo Gallery, New York, USA
    2008, Expanding the City, FOAM, Amsterdam, NL
    2008, Narratives in space // spatial narrations, x=10c, Gent, BE
    2007, www.iheartphotograph.com, Higher Pictures, New York NY, US
    2007, Living the City, Platform 21, Amsterdam, NL
    2007, DATA, Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem, NL
    2007, Capricious, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, Amsterdam, NL
    2007, Paper Works, Berendsen Galerie, Rotterdam, NL
    2006, REDUCTIVE, Mahan Gallery, Columbus OH, US
    2006, The €10.000 show, W139 Amsterdam, NL
    2006, Home Work at Gagosian Gallery in conjunction with The 4th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art, Berlin, DE
    2018, OVNi Festival, curated by Bérangère Armand, Nice FR
    2018, Symposium: Emptiness and Infinite Space II, film screening and live sound performance, Arti & Amicitiae, Amsterdam NL
    2016, Seeing in the Dark, CINEMATEK, Brussels, BE
    2015, Kiosk, Gent, BE
    2011, Bosch Art Film 2011, Verkadefabriek, Den Bosch, NL
    2011, Fondazione Caudio Buziol, Venice, IT
    2011, Sugary Photographs with Tricks, Poses and Effects, Antwerp, BE
    2010, MtyMx Festival, Monterrey, MX
    2009, Lost & Found, Theatrum Anatomicum, Amsterdam, NL
    2009, MOVING INDEX, online exhibition ART OFFICE
    2008, Nuit Blanche 2008, Instituto Italiano di Cultura, Toronto, CAN
    2007, Plein TV, public screens, PARK 4DTV Amsterdam, NL
    2006, Two nights of film projections, Fette’s Gallery, Los Angeles, US
    Stipends, Nominations and Prizes
    2019, Winner of NN Group Award
    2013, Long listed for the Prix de Rome
    2013, 2013 Long listed for the PixSea Award
    2012, Mondriaan Fonds, Basis Stipend, Amsterdam, NL
    2011, The Royal Awards for Painting
    2011, Nomination for the Dutch Doc Award 2011
    2011, Fonds BKVB Standard work budget to attend LMCC
    2010, Nomination for the Dutch Doc Award 2010
    2009, Fonds BKVB Flexible work budget for the film Searching for White
    2008, Fonds BKVB, Basis Stipend, Amsterdam, NL
    2007, Fonds BKVB, Starters Stipend, Amsterdam, NL
    2007, Nomination for The 13e van Bommel van Dam prize, Venlo, NL
    2006, Fellowship Skowhegan Endowment for Scholarship, Skowhegan, US
    2004, Dutch Ministry Grant to attend De Ateliers, Amsterdam, NL
    2003, Dutch Ministry Grant to attend De Ateliers, Amsterdam, NL
    Contributions and publications
    2013, Multiple Densities, Roma Publications
    2012, Autumn of Modernism, Roma Publication, ISBN 978 90 77459 79 9
    2012, A Dutch Landscape, Roma Publication 177, ISBN 978-90-774559-78-2
    2011, Tubelight 75, Vrijplaats & Edition
    2011, Koninklijke Prijs voor Vrije Schilderkunst 2011 ISBN 978-90-72080-41-7
    2010, Aural Marks _Quarterly 5, Swill Children
    2010, Color&Color
    2010, Lay Flat 02 META
    2010, FOAM Magazine
    2010, FOAM Album 2009
    2009, A Study on Color, published by Heden, The Hague, NL
    2009, Stupendous #2
    2009, FOAM Album 2008
    2008, The COLO(U)R Session
    2008, Picnicmagazine
    2004, Capricious #2, photography magazine
    2012, ART Magazin by Frank Dietz
    2012, Modern Painters by Scott Indrisek
    2012, Metropolis M, Essay by Maxine Kopsa
    2012, Interview with Mister Motley blog
    2012, Kunstbeeld #2, Essay by Machteld Leij
    2011, Kunstbeeld #5, Essay by Arjan Reinders
    2011, BE Magazine #18, article by Jens Asthoff ISSN 0946-3585
    2010, NRC Handelsblad, review by Hans Den Hartog Jager
    2010, Tube Extra EGO#3, column by Basje Boer
    2010, Tubelight 66, article on Constructions of Colour by Ilga Minjon
    2010, Financieel Dagblad, article on Photography in Reverse
    2010, Quickscan NL#01 by Rianne van Dijck
    2009, De Volkskrant, article on Photography in Reverse by Merel Brem
    2008, This is That, interview by Johanna Reed
    2008, iheartphotograph, interview by Laurel Ptak
    2008, NRC Handelsblad, article on Expanding the City by Tracy Metz
    2008, De Volkskrant, article on Essentially Absent in Nest by Merel Bem
    2008, New York Magazine, article on I heart photograph by Joshua David Stein
    2007, Tubelight 49, article on Capricious in SMBA by Bert Mebius
    2007, Vrij Nederland, article on Capricious in SMBA by Paul Kempers
    2006, Tubelight 42, article on Katja Mater in GONZO by Anouk Laverge
    2017, Het Van Doesburghuis, Meudon FR
    2015, Frans Marsereel Centrum, Kasterlee BE
    2014, Wiels Residency Program, Brussels, BE
    2011, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, US
    2011, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, DE
    2011, O' residenze Artists in Residence Program, Milano IT
    2009, The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough US
    2008, The European Postgraduate Residency, Hoyerswerda DE
    2006, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Skowhegan US
    Selected Collections
    Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
    Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht
    Zeeuws Museum, Middelburg
    FOAM, Amsterdam
    Huis Marseille, Amsterdam
    Museum Voorlinden
    De Nederlandsche Bank